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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 29

Friday, October 29, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1920

* Joe E. Jackson has been appointed truant officer by the Monett Board of Education. Mr. Jackson says that a number of children are out of school and unless parents can give a suitable excuse for their absence, they will be arrested.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1930

* One of the Gulf Pipe Line stations is to be stationed on the M.T. Foust farm three and a half miles southeast of Monett. The company has bought 40 acres from Mr. Foust and is already getting material on the ground.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1940

* Parking between Second and Sixth streets on Broadway will be prohibited after four o'clock tomorrow afternoon as police clear the street for the Jaycee Halloween parade.

* Chief of Police Dan Macdonald is recovering nicely from a recent operation at the veteran's hospital in Fayetteville.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1950

* Joe Spradling, new and used car salesman for the Mason Motor Company here, was given high recognition recently by being voted into membership of the 500 Club of the Ford Motor Company.

* Congressman Dewey Short will speak in Monett at the City Hall Auditorium Thursday evening, Nov. 2. The public is invited.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1960

* A fired-up Monett Cubs football team, trailing 7 to 0 at the half, unleased a sparkling aerial and ground attack in the third quarter of their homecoming game with Cassville to score two touchdowns and pave the way for a 14 to 7 victory over the Wildcats.

* Miss Carolyn Schelin, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schelin and a Monett High School graduate, was crown the 1960 Homecoming Queen at Kansas State College at Pittsburg last night.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1970

* The Elbert Angus Farm of Route 2, Pierce City won top honors in the Angus division of the Northwest Arkansas Livestock Show held at Harrison.

* UNICEF greeting cards, representing art work of countries throughout the world, will be offered for sale tomorrow by Xi Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Both for the sale of the cards will be located in front of Gliedt's Wallpaper and Paint Store, 318 E. Broadway.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1980

* The final phase of the city's electrical improvement program is underway, converting the downtown and near residential area from 4160 to 12,470 volts. The improvement was launched in 1968 and has included construction of an electrical loop around the entire city.

* U.S. Senator Jack Danforth will be in Monett tomorrow to speak in an assembly at Monett High School Auditorium. Danforth is making a whirlwind tour through 109 communities.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 1990

* Large crowds packed the Monett Elementary School cafeteria and gymnasium Saturday for the 11th annual MES Carnival, sponsored by the Home and School Association. The theme was "Movie Mania."

* In yet another nail-biter the cardiac Cubs of Monett clinched at least a share of the Big 8 Conference championship by pulling out an exciting 20-13 football victory in overtime over the tough Carl Junction Bulldogs.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 29, 2000

* Golden Apple Award nomination brochures are now being distributed by the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

* Dale Chrisman, of Monett, placed tombstones for all his neighbors with entertaining epitaphs in his yard for Halloween.

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